In my quest to live an uncluttered life, I’m reminded from time-to-time that convenience and efficiency don’t always coincide with fewer physical objects. An example of this, at least in our home, can be explained with scissors.
In theory, we only need one pair of scissors. We could begrudgingly survive with just one pair, and having seven pair likely seems excessive to a minimalist.
This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale at Childwild.com.
I made my last credit card payment this week! That final payment ends more than ten years and $20,000 of credit card debt.
Getting out of credit card debt is a familiar story to readers of Get Rich Slowly.
Everyday between 8:00 and 8:30am writer Stephen King arrives
at his desk with a cup of tea. He turns on some music, takes his daily vitamin,
and begins to work – exactly as he began the day before. Using this routine,
King has produced well over 50 books, averaging 1-2 novels a year since 1974
when he published Carrie. Clearly, daily
routines can be incredibly valuable.
A couple of days ago, sadly, shockingly, one of my dear friends took her own life. I will miss her largely, and will treasure her joy, laughter, incredible energy, savory jokes, smile, and her love of people.
Independence Day, the Fourth of July, is a week away for those of us in the United States. So we thought it would be most appropriate to make a “Founding Fathers” edition of our motivational posters series. We centered in on three of this illustrious group’s most influential men-George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin.
Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest.
For many of us (myself included), one of the biggest motivations for getting our personal finances in shape is to give us more control over our lives.
It’s All Too Much Workbook has insightful tips for keeping your cool when talking to others about their clutter
His suggestions get to the heart of the matter without antagonizing or assigning blame.
Unitasker Wednesday: Meatball Grill Basket
Wow, I wonder how many of these Meatball Grill Baskets Williams-Sonoma is going to sell?
Electronic invitations save time and money
A new player
The Ultimate Guide To A/B Testing
A/B testing isn’t a buzz term. A lot of savvy marketers and designs are using it right now to gain insight into visitor behavior and to increase conversion rate. And yet A/B testing is still not as common as such Internet marketing subjects as SEO, Web analytics and usability. People just aren’t as aware of it.
This guest post from Shara is part of the “reader stories” feature here at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general “how I did X” advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure.
from Pushing to the Front, 1911
By: Orison Swett Marden
“All the world cries, Where is the man who will save us? We want a man! Don’t look so far for this man. You have him at hand. This man,—it is you, it is I, it is each one of us! . . . How to constitute one’s self a man?
“...and [I] still remember it that of all the nights that ever I slept in my life I never did pass a night with more epicurism of sleep; there being now and then a noise of people stirring that waked me, and then it was a very rainy night, and then I was a little weary, that what between waking and sleeping again, one after another, I never had so much content in all my life, and so my wife say